Australia is up against New Zealand for 3 one day matches. The game is being hosted by Australia. Aussie have already taken a winning lead of 2-0 against kiwis. Australia is being captained by Aaron Finch and New Zealand is being led by Kane Williamson. But there has been a happening out there. Australian skipper is set to take retirement from one-day cricket after the 3rd ODI.
Aaron Finch and Cricket Australia CEO statement on his retirement from ODI.
Australian skipper, Aaron Finch said,
“It has been a fantastic ride with some incredible memories. I have been extremely fortunate to be a part of some brilliant one-day sides. Equally, I have been blessed by all those I have played with and the many people behind the scenes. It is time now to give a new leader the best possible opportunity to prepare for and win the next World Cup. I thank all of those who have helped and supported my journey to this point .”
Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said:
“On behalf of Australian Cricket, I would like to congratulate Aaron on his vast contribution as the captain of the Australian Men’s ODI team and as a wonderful exponent of the 50-over format. Aaron is an enormously gifted and determined player whose outstanding deeds with the bat have been matched by his strong and inspiring leadership. His decision to step aside from the ODI captaincy now is typical of his selfless approach to the game. I’m delighted Aaron will lead the Australian team into the forthcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup where his leadership, experience and tactical nous will be integral to the defence of our T20 World Cup title on home soil.“
Aaron Finch’s performance in ODI
After the ball-tampering case, Cricket Australia banned Steve Smith and David Warner in 2018. After which Aaron Finch was made the permanent white ball captain. He captained Team Australia for 3 years. He even leads his team in the 2019 ODI world cup in England. He has played 145 one-day international matches in total. He has scored more than 5000 as an opener and has 17 centuries under his name. He debuted in the year 2013. He has a strike rate of 89 and an average of 39 in ODI. His highest score in ODI was 153 not out. He will still lead and play for Australia in the T20 format. He is going to lead the team in further upcoming t20 world cup.